Community Corner: Cultural festivals, bike rides, book sales
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 3-4, 2012, include Cultural Crossroads Festival; Polish Fall Bazaar; and Newport Way Library Book Sale.
Cultural Crossroads Festival
Ethnic entertainment on two stages, international bazaar marketplace, interactive Lego display for kids, Dolls of the World display of 130 dolls in ethnic dress, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Hmong New Year: Performances, cultural displays, marketplace, children's activities of the Hmong people of Laos and Thailand, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, including concert, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Armory/Center House, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Ski and Snowboard Sale and Swap: Consignment sale and Sturtevants ski, snowboard gear and clothing sale, other sports gear, proceeds benefit school programs, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St., Mercer Island (mi-skiswap.com).
Bike ride to the library: Spokespeople easy-pace, 10-mile ride to library, new riders of all ages and skill levels welcome, steady rain cancels, 2 p.m. Saturday, arrive by 1:45 p.m. if new to riding in a group, Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-547-9569 or www.cascade.org).
Polish Fall Bazaar: Borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, bakery and dessert bar, Polish pottery, crystal, books, crafts and holiday decorations, delicatessen with sausage, sauerkraut, pickles, chocolates, noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle; free admission (206-322-3020 or www.polishhome.org).
Swedish Cultural Center Holiday Bazaar: Scandinavian gifts, art and crafts, antiques, food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $1 donation at door; Swedish pancake breakfast available 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, $5-$7 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).
Newport Way Library Book Sale: Used book sale, most 50 cents to $1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue (425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/newportway).
Seattle Jazz Vespers: Casual, all-ages concert with Five Families Who Do Music Together, inspirational interlude, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (206-325-6051 or www.seattlejazzvespers.org).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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